The power of Self-deceit!

The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jeremiah17:9) "The easiest thing of all is to deceive oneself; for what a man wishes he generally believes to be true" (Demosthenes). "We are never deceived; we deceive ourselves" (Goethe). "Nature never deceives us; it is always we who deceive ourselves" (Rousseau). "Despite their …

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Notes on the Exodus (123)

"Exposing the Exodus" The Confirmed Redemption – (Chapter 13 Verses 1-22) The regulations and rituals may seem strange to us but for Israel, they confirmed the start of salvation's journey, they were important. They were constant reminders of God's grace, power, and deliverance from Egypt's bondage. The costly dedication of the firstborn would remind them that they were …

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Notes on the Exodus (122)

"Exposing the Exodus" Release and Redemption – (Chapter 13 Verses 1-22) For now, the narrative is suspended and consequences and responsibilities that come as a result of their redemption. God acts in grace and then establishes his rightful claims up our beings. This is the doctrine of redemption. The exodus clearly teaches us the theology of salvation. …

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Notes on the Exodus (121)

"Exposing the Exodus" The Lord's Possession – (Chapter 12 Verses 37-51) In these remaining verses of chapter twelve, it is clear that Israel, this mighty host leaving Egypt are under God's law. The divine justice system provides them with the governing principles they need (v49-51). Now this is important. Their new-found freedom is not just a free-for-all, …

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